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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market


Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries


The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.
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Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=887371 Job Experience: MS...
Director, Global Regulatory Affairs dōTERRA, a dynamic, fast-growing health and wellness company, has an immediate need for a Director, Global Regulatory Affairs. This is a full-time position at our new campus in Pleasant Grove, UT. Job Responsibilities: This position is primarily responsible and provides leadership for the evaluation of domestic and foreign regulations, appraisal and tactics of...
Durham Jones & Pinegar, one of the largest law firms in Utah, is seeking a full-time experienced document production specialist. The ideal candidate possesses: Highly sophisticated advanced word processing skills Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office (2007-2013) and its related products Prior law firm experience Familiarity with custom template systems is highly desirable Knowledge...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
National Company seeks Real Estate Paralegal to start IMMEDIATELY! Candidates will assist in-house legal department. Must have law firm experience in residential Real Estate transactions. Candidates MUST be willing to perform administrative functions and have a solid knowledge of the real estate industry and transactional work related to residential real estate development. Candidates must also b...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Company Confidential Angleton, TX, 77515
Growing law firm seeks highly motivated, experienced legal assistant/paralegal in the areas of family law and criminal defense. Duties will include general daily office functions, answering phones, scheduling meetings, filing, and drafting pleadings, discovery, orders, and correspondence. Salary is commensurate with experience. Job location Angleton, Alvin, Pearland area. At least 3 years experien...
Hudson has partnered with a leader in the Financial Services industry with offices in NY/NJ/Tampa and Dallas; they are looking to fill a Contract position for a Client experience/integration Analyst in there Jersey City, NJ location. The right individual will be working as part of a motivated team and will thrive in a fast paced environment, interacting with the internal development team as well ...
Company Confidential Jersey City, NJ
B3 Legal seeks 30 attorneys for a review project scheduled to start Monday, December 1st in our client’s Jersey City office. This project is expected to last at least one month. Must be admitted in any State. The rate is $29/hour and $43.50/hour for hours worked in excess of 50 within a week. Please email your resume in MS Word format and refer to the “Jersey City Project.”...
LEGAL ASSISTANT Busy litigation/criminal practices resume/references to: Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. Attn: Office Admin 201 W. Main, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 ***** ALL INQUIRIES STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL...
Please apply via our website www.bmwusfactory.com Description Assures that BMW is in compliance with the laws and regulations of US Customs and Border Protection, Bureau of Industry and Security, and all other government agencies that impact trade compliance. Drives efforts to minimize expenses, reduce delays and secure the various supply chains with which BMW is involved. Provides guidance, tra...
DIRECTOR OF CONTRACTS/PROCUREMENT Job Summary: The Director of Contracts enables the ELC to comply with all statutory and contractual obligations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develops annual outputs and illustrates results utilizing the Coalition’s performance management system/dashboard/scorecard. Drafts and facilitates the release and management of all procurements, including but...
Company/Industry: Personal Injury Law Firm Location: Jacksonville, Gainesville & Orange Park, Florida Job Type: Case Manager Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree Compensation: Salary plus Bonus Experience: 3-5 years of Auto Adjuster or Case Manager Experience Farah and Farah a large personal injury law firm is looking for an articulate professional to work as a Case Manager. This is an e...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Eager to leverage your commercial litigation experience? Thrive in a face-paced environment? Interested in a professional company culture? If so, we need to talk! Commercial Litigation Paralegal In this mission-critical position, we will rely on your strong work ethic and your commitment both to our firm and our clients to perform the following: Job Duties: Prepare litigation cases from ons...
-IP DOCKET CLERK- Thompson Coburn LLPhas a non-exempt position available in our St.Louis office for afull time Intellectual Property Docket Clerk with a minimum of one year of law-related experience with exposure to Litigation or Trademarks/Patents. This position requires candidates to perform repetitivedata entry withaccuracy and high attention to detail.Preferred applicants will have an Associa...
Overall Purpose: This Corporate Manager Income Tax Compliance will support the Lead Tax Accountant. The analysis and interpretation of existing and upcoming tax legislation (federal, state, local and foreign) to identify opportunities to minimize the organizations legal tax liabilities. Responsible for developing and implementing tax systems, policies, methods and procedures to compile informati...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Description The Contracting Clerk is responsible for assisting with contract administration, other projects and administrative duties as assigned. The position requires the ability to effectively manage multiple projects, and provide administrative support to management. Qualifications Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, database access) Strong communication and organization...
Description The Hospital Compliance Officer is responsible for managing the implementation of Tenets Ethics and Compliance Program in his or her assigned hospital. The Hospital Compliance Officer also serves as the privacy officer for his or her assigned facility(ies). The Hospital Compliance Officers general duties and responsibilities encompass implementing Tenets systems, processes and policie...

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